joshua's afghan

12:02 AM

This past summer I decided that I wanted to knit the kids blankets for Christmas.  They are always fighting over the one I made back in 2010, and I thought this would be a great gift because it would be their very own.  There was only one problem.  Texas must have had the hottest summer ever.  With over 40 days of 100+ degree temps, breaking records, and causing a major drought, only a crazy person would start knitting an afghan.  I wasn't crazy.  (Although if you read my post on the afghan I made in 2010, you would see that I finished it in 100 degree heat.  What is my deal with knitting afghans in the summer??)

he loves his afghan

red cable blanket

So I waited.  And waited.  And waited.  I finally started his cabled afghan the end of September (even though it was still quite warm) and finished it in about 6 weeks (how I did that I don't know).  I love the Loops and Threads Charisma yarn in red, and the cables definitely give it some masculine style.  What's more important is that the recipient absolutely loves it.  The photo below was staged and all his idea. :)

all cozy

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Linking up with Jennifer @ Studio JRU for Sneak Peek Friday.  Look for another afghan post next week!

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13 comments

  1. That is bloody gorgeous, love the red and the pattern! Great work! :-)

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  2. LOVE IT!! Great job, Jen! And, I love the 'staged' photo that Joshua directed! LOL! We have a little artist in the making here for sure. ;) Is that the cabled throw pattern from Lion Brand? I have had that one downloaded for awhile. Just gorgeous!! (It IS hot in Texas to knit on a big piece! Especially this past year!) Whew! blessings ~ tanna

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  3. SO GORGEOUS!!! The red is beautiful and it looks so cozy--so impressed that you made it by hand!

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  4. That afghan is so beautiful!!! Looks like Joshua loves it!

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  5. Jen, I love it! That's just gorgeous! (and very funny about the toes! You're the only person who 'got' that). :)

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  6. What a beautiful gift. I only knit small things this year. You are right, it was hot. The photos are great!!!

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  7. wow! that blanket is beautiful! i want one! :)

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  8. Oh my goodness! It is absolutely gorgeous! I wish I knew how to knit! Is it very hard to learn? Do you crochet also? I've heard that one is a little easier than the other, but I know nothing about either one of them! And it was definitely the hottest summer on record in Houston, though I don't know about the rest of the state. Great time for knitting {ha ha!}

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  9. Jen... oh my goodness that is gorgeous!! I have never seen one with those cables. I love it! And I love that last photo, it is a perfect idea! :)

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  10. WOW! that is one beautiful afghan to compliment one beautiful boy! Love it!

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  11. Wow, I love the color and the pattern!! Nice work!

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  12. Is it possible to get this look with crochet?

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